The species name pindarus derives from an Aboriginal word meaning “high ground”.
What does Anoplognathus pindarus look like?
Mid to red brown, with faint green reflections, stronger on head. Underside; thorax dark red brown, metaventral process dark to black; thorax with dense, long, erect, white hair, except on midline; abdomen black; abdomen with sparse, short, flat white hair, sparser on midline. Legs mid to red brown; tarsi dark.
Clypeus: Contracted before apex; front margin abruptly recurved; apex round.
Foretibia: Three distinct tibial teeth.
Metaventral process: Slightly curved; apex overhanging forecoxae.
Pygidium: Red brown, with green reflections; indented along lateral margins; minutely punctured, producing characteristic dull appearance; with very few fine, erect, yellow hairs.
Where is Anoplognathus pindarus found?
Central East NSW, from Bathurst to Jindabyne.
What species are similar to Anoplognathus pindarus?
A. pallidicollus, A. rugosus, A. chloropyrus.
Anoplognathus pindarus had a red-brown pygidium, not green and is without setae. The pygidium also has minute punctures producing a matt surface texture and dull green reflections, it is not smooth or shiny.